Urgent Question on Grangemouth refinery

23 October 2013

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, responded to an Urgent Question from Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, on the Government’s contingency planning in the light of the closure of the Grangemouth refinery, on Wednesday 23 October 2013.

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About urgent questions

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

The relevant government department would be informed at once. If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.

Once the MP has asked the main question, they are allowed to ask a supplementary question. Other MPs will then be called to ask further questions on the same subject.

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